The Egyptian mission to the United Nations in Geneva organized on Thursday a seminar to explain Egypt’s efforts to reach a deal on the disputed Ethiopian dam and preserve the interests of the concerned states.
The plan, which was approved by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, could suspend about $130 million from the aid.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday met with a number of ministers, to discuss the issue of the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and other issues, including counter-terrorism efforts.
Sisi affirmed Egypt’s support to the Libyan people’s will, in this regard, to achieve security and stability in the war-torn country, during his phone call with Trump.
Possible defects with the hydro-electrical plant’s equipment of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will postpone its completion to the end of 2022.
The tripartite ministerial meeting on the Ethiopian dam grouping Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia over two days, wrapped up on Wednesday.
Egypt still has high hopes to reach a consensual agreement with Ethiopia and Sudan regarding Ethiopia’s controversial Renaissance Dam.
Amid ongoing disagreement between Cairo and Addis Ababa over the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam (EGRD), Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.